The team at Austin-based entertainment company Rooster Teeth Productions played video games, told jokes and was pelted with paintballs during their 24-hour live stream Saturday night, and it was all for a great cause.
Rooster Teeth's Extra Life charity live stream raised more than $895,000 for Dell Children's Hospital, exceeding their goal of $500,000 and last year's total of $560,000.
Extra Life is a charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which includes Dell Children's Medical Center. Since it was created in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $22 million for CMN hospitals. Rooster Teeth has raised more that $2 million for the charity in the past five years.
"We've had the pleasure to work with Dell Children's Hospital over the last few years and couldn't be more proud of our relationship with them. These kids face scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents, and if we can help in any way, we will," said Charity Director and Achievement Hunter personality, Jack Pattillo. "The money we raised with the help of our incredible and generous community will go a long way towards helping these kids and we’re so thankful to everyone who pitched in to help us beat our goal."
Donations came in from all over the world, including more than $17,000 from Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft.